Northwestern State University will hold the annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations for the Children’s Miracle Network will be accepted.
Five contestants will compete in the pageant which is a preliminary for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. The contestants are Emily Jackson of Leesville, Erica Jarlock of Covington, Stephanie Parker of Stonewall, Maria Rome of Baton Rouge and Peyton Curry of Haughton.
Jackson is a senior nursing major. She is a President’s List student and served as a student ambassador. Jackson is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and was a member of the Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line.
“As Lady of the Bracelet, I would be able to reach a broader range of people when speaking about the importance of organ donation,” said Jackson.
Jarlock is a sophomore theatre major with a concentration in musical theatre and dance. She is a member of the Demon Dazzlers Dane Line, vice-president of the Student Theatre Organization and a member of Make Your Own Theatre.
“When you put that crown on you are representing a family-oriented campus that gives students of different talents an amazing education,” said Jarlock. “I love the opportunities I receive going to NSU and the education. I want nothing more than to help this university grow, and I think being Miss Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet would be a wonderful opportunity to do that.”
Parker is a junior hospitality management and tourism major with a minor in communication. She is a member of the Purple Pizazz Pom Line serving as co-captain for two years. Parker was an orientation leader in the Freshman Connection program, a member of the Demon Days and Welcome Week Committee and Demon Volunteers in Progress. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity.
“All the girls whom I’m competing against are confident, beautiful and hardworking but what really sets me apart from them is my passion for
Northwestern State University and my drive to make a difference and leave a legacy here at NSU,” said Parker.
Rome is a psychology major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, NSU ambassadors, Alpha Lambda Delta, NSU choir and Psi Chi. Rome is a member of Purple Jackets Honor Society, Demon Volunteers in Progress and the Welcome Week committee.
“I would like to be Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet so I can represent the school that has given so much to me,” said Rome. “I have had countless leadership
and scholarship opportunities while being a part of a family-like environment that has allowed me to grow into the woman I want to be once I graduate.”
Curry is a theatre major with a concentration in dance. She is a Dean’s List student. Curry was a participant in the Miss Louisiana Teen Pageant.
“It would be an honor to represent the school, the beautiful city of Natchitoches, and of course my platform at the Miss Louisiana Pageant if chosen,” said Curry. “I want to spread awareness to young children and adults that you can do anything you can set you mind to and to not let obstacles pull you down.”